Events & Webinars

The Asian Racing Federation's Council on Anti-Illegal Betting and Related Financial Crime launched “Good Practices in Addressing Illegal Betting: A Handbook for Horse Racing and Other Sports to Protect Integrity” (the Handbook).

The Handbook combines a wealth of expertise and experience from Council members with in-depth research. It has been developed based on leading practices in the racing and betting industry, and has been shaped to assist horse racing and other sports to address particular challenges of illegal betting.

Panelists:

Martin Purbrick, Chairperson, ARF Council on Anti-Illegal Betting and Related Financial Crime, and former Director of Security and Integrity at The Hong Kong Jockey Club

Douglas Robinson, Deputy Chairperson, ARF Council on Anti-Illegal Betting and Related Financial Crime, and Executive Manager, Due Diligence and Research at The Hong Kong Jockey Club

James Porteous, Research Head, ARF Council on Anti-Illegal Betting and Related Financial Crime, and Due Diligence and Research Manager at The Hong Kong Jockey Club

Tom Chignell, Member, ARF Council on Anti-Illegal Betting and Related Financial Crime, and Executive Manager, Racing Integrity and Betting Analysis at The Hong Kong Jockey Club

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This ARF Webinar examines strategies for effective government engagement during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Webinar was hosted on 16 November 2020 and focuses on how some racing jurisdictions adapted their government engagement strategies swiftly and effectively during the pandemic, along with their vision for the future. 

Panelists:

Andrew Harding, Secretary General, Asian Racing Federation

Victoria Carter, Deputy Chair, New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing

Vee Moodley, Chief Executive, National Horseracing Authority of Southern Africa

Raymond Tam, Executive Director, Corporate Affairs, The Hong Kong Jockey Club

Dr Farrokh Wadia, President, National Horse Breeding Society of India

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This is the second in the Racing Through the Global COVID-19 Pandemic Webinar Series from the ARF. This session examines practical approaches adopted by selected ARF member jurisdictions to enhance wagering outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic, and also examines how racing authorities can work to curb the serious threat of illegal wagering.

Panelists:

Andrew Harding, Secretary General, Asian Racing Federation

Richard Cheung, Executive Director, Customer and International Business Development, The Hong Kong Jockey Club

Martin Purbrick, Chairperson, ARF Council on Anti-Illegal Betting and Related Financial Crime

Luke Waldren, Executive General Manager, Marketing, Customer and Product, Tabcorp

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"Navigating the New Normal" is the first session in the ARF's Racing Through the Global COVID-19 Pandemic Webinar series, examining the unprecedented challenges and opportunities faced by the racing industry during the global COVID-19 pandemic. It was hosted on 14 September 2020 by ARF Chairman and CEO of The Hong Kong Jockey Club, Mr Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges, before an online audience from around the world.

The Webinar was facilitated by BBC Chief Presenter David Eades and focused on risk mitigation and capitalising on opportunities through the extraordinary global circumstances in 2020.

Panelists:

Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges, Chairman, Asian Racing Federation
Masayuki Goto, President and CEO, Japan Racing Association
Greg Nichols, Chairman, Racing Australia
Alan Ow, Vice President, Racing, Singapore Turf Club

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